Emirates Lions team to face the Blues in Auckland

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Emirates Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced his side to take on the Blues at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, in the team’s first tour game of the season.

Ackermann has opted for consistency, making just two changes to the starting line-up for this match.

In the forwards, Corne Fourie will make his first start at loosehead this season. While, in the backline, Ross Cronje will start at scrumhalf.

Kick-off is at 08h35 South Africa time on Saturday, 07 March. The match will be televised live via SuperSport 1 in South Africa.

15. Andries Coetzee
14. Ruan Combrinck
13. Lionel Mapoe
12. Harold Vorster
11. Sampie Mastriet
10. Elton Jantjies
9. Ross Cronje
8. Warren Whiteley (c)
7. Warwick Tecklenburg
6. Jaco Kriel
5. Martin Muller
4. Franco Mostert
3. Julian Redelinghuys
2. Robbie Coetzee
1. Corne Fourie

16. Armand van der Merwe
17. Jacques van Rooyen
18. Ruan Dreyer
19. Robert Kruger
20. Derick Minnie
21. Faf de Klerk
22. Jaco van der Walt
23. Howard Mnisi

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